When I'm not writing, reading or day dreaming about food, I have a corporate job and my weekday lunches mostly consist of a sandwich, leftovers or a frozen meal quickly nuked and eaten hurriedly at my desk. Working in the Galleria area makes it all the more difficult to take some time for lunch as it takes nearly half an hour to get anywhere in the traffic.
And while there are a number of great restaurants in that area, you don't always have the time to sit down and enjoy a meal. But sometimes, just sometimes -- it's neccesary to take a minute and breathe.
On just one of those days it happened to be a Tasty Tuesday. The second Tuesday of each month, at 1990 Post Oak Boulevard, about a dozen of Houston's food trucks line up along their expansive driveway and offer a respite from cold sandwiches and fast food.
Spring had just arrived and it was a perfect day to walk around and decide from trucks such as Flip 'n Patties, Bernie's Burger Bus, H-Town Streats, Chi'lantro, The Waffle Bus and Koagie Hots, just to name a few. And if you're curious I went with Bernie's -- it was a cheat day after all.
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There has been some argument that the food truck fad has come and gone. While the fun of following and tracking down your favorite truck have surely passed,if that day was any indication, the food truck love is still going strong.
Of course, while the ultimate goal of most of the people who open food trucks is to go brick and mortar, some food trucks are still going strong. Food trucks still provide an opportunity that they wouldn't otherwise have, it provides a creative outlet and affords the owners an avenue to bring their food to more people. And it provides for people like me a day away from their desks.
If you're in the Galleria/Uptown area check out the next Tasty Tuesday May 13 from 11.a.m. - 2.p.m.